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May 18, 2019
Volvo’s olestar Brand Coming to Aussie

Volvo’s All Electric Polestar Brand Coming to Aussie in 2020

Many people will be happy to know that Volvo will bring their Polestar electric vehicle (EV) range to Australia. They will take orders online for the top of the range model, the Polestar 2, for delivery in late 2020. The Polestar 2 will be in fact, an all electric EV, the first from Volvo, who own Polestar.
May 17, 2019
Press REC To Get 380 Watts From Your Solar Panels

Press REC To Get 380 Watts From Your Solar Panels

At Intersolar Europe, the REC Group showed off its new Alpha Series 380 watt solar panel. This is now the most powerful 60 cell panel in the world. REC have got a patent over the panel design and its radical cell technology. If they can make enough of them at a good price, a lot of REC will be going on roofs.
May 16, 2019
Monash Uni Brings Cheap Clean Hydrogen Closer

Monash Uni Brings Cheap Clean Hydrogen Closer

The reality of being able to make cheap, ‘green’ hydrogen is a step closer, thanks to some great research. Scientists at Victoria’s Monash University say they have taken a leap forward to create a process to make it happen. It will be able to gain off Aussie's huge renewable energy stocks to make a low cost power resource.
May 15, 2019
SMA Hooks Up Brando Resort

SMA Hooks Up Brando Resort To Solar Power

Actor Marlon Brando thought to build a resort in Tahiti, but he did not want to rely on fossil fuels. However, it wasn’t until 2014 that it became a reality when the Brando Resort opened for guests. SMA played a major role in the project’s success to become sustainable.
May 14, 2019
Voltaic’s Funky New Power Solution

Portable Solar Firm Voltaic’s Nifty New Power Solution

Based in Brooklyn, New York, portable solar power firm Voltaic recently announced its latest addition to its line up. The new Arc 20W Solar Laptop Charger Kit. The unit comes with a portable, folding, four section 20 watt solar panel, and also Voltaic’s V88 battery. In short, this is a must have for anyone seriously on the go.
May 13, 2019
Longi Stretches Panel Output To 450 Watts

Longi Stretches Panel Output To 450 Watts

Chinese PV maker Longi Solar has exceeded 450 watts output on its 72 cell bifacial half cut monocrystalline PERC panel. That's a bit of a mouthful, but being a “bifacial” panel means that it has “two sides” or “two faces”. This result was reached from what we call the “front side”, so it is a very impressive result.